Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (35-3022)

Occupation description:  Serve food to diners at counter or from a steam table. Counter attendants who also wait tables are included in Waiters and Waitresses (35-3031).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 1,6811,854 10.317 106124
United States 481,200510,000 6.02,890 28,93031,810

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with very high employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 10.288.288.87 9.6011.1113.47
Alaska 12.009.759.76 10.8412.7715.61
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 11.759.759.76 10.5612.3015.00
Fairbanks North Star Borough 14.4210.0910.84 12.1618.1222.64
Southeast Region 11.759.7810.31 11.3112.5014.51
Balance of State 11.929.759.76 10.9113.0415.01

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
2,238418 18.710.7 7.8
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation1,070
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation123
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1,628
Number of job position postings 557
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 2.9

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training